Pet Pawtraits


It’s easy to meet Santa Claus, but what about Santa Paws? We’ve rounded up a list of places where you can get the pawfect photo of your furry babies for a dog-gone good Christmas!


While the ship has sailed for Santa Paws photos at Petco, PetSmart is holding their own free photo event Dec. 16-17 (all locations)! Click here to schedule at a Triangle location!

Unleashed Pet Store-Cary

Swing by Unleashed’s Cary location on Dec. 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for photos with Santa Paws! Photos are first come, first serve, with a minimum $10 donation going to Heart Pet Rescue.

Triangle Wine Company-Cary

Greyhound Friends of North Carolina is hosting a meet and greet and Santa photos for dogs at Triangle Wine Company in Cary on Dec. 16 from 1-3 p.m. This is a BYOC/P (camera/phone) event! A $10 donation is asked. Open to all dogs, not just greyhounds.

Raleigh Brewing at the Arboretum-Cary

Don’t miss a howliday pet parade and a chance for pictures with Santa (photographer provided) at Raleigh Brewing Arboretum. Sunday, Dec. 10, 1-4 p.m. Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue will be collecting donations.

Santa’s Wonderland

Did you know that Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s — where you can get free pictures with Santa —  is a pet-friendly event? Even better, it is happening all the way through Christmas Eve! Advance registration is recommended.

Crabtree Valley Mall

Crabtree Valley Mall is hosting its last Pet Night on Dec. 11 from 5-7 p.m. For your convenience, please use the entrance located lower level next to Crabtree Ale House. Santa photographs will be available as both prints and digital downloads, along with accessories to make your pet portraits extra special. And don’t forget to stop by the Unleashed at Crabtree (near the Belk entrance) to pick up holiday treats and apparel.

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